lundi 21 septembre 2015

Winter is coming! Part 3 : Rikke hat

Everyone needs a good hat for winter and the Rikke hat is just the thing. When paired with Madelinetosh DK this hat is just perfect. I made my first Rikke hat a few years ago but unfortunately I lost it in Paris in January. I quickly knitted theses two up to be sure to always have one.

The pictures were taken in the North of Brittany at Plougescrant and my daughter insisted on modeling them for me.

Rikke Hat knitted with Madelinetosh DK Spectrum

Rikke Hat knitted with Madelinetosh DK Amber Trinket

"The house between the rocks" Castelmeur, Plougescrant. Really amazing and worth seeing.

Pattern : Rikke Hat by Sarah Young (Free pattern)
Yarn : Madelinetosh DK in Spectrum and Amber Trinket

Notes : I knitted these hats 1 inch less than stated in the pattern because the Madelinetosh DK yarn grows a bit after blocking. 1 skein was just enough for each hat.

mercredi 16 septembre 2015


I finally finished the famous Datura from Deer and Doe this summer. This is a great pattern, I have absolutely no complaints to make. Except that I don't know why I didn't make one earlier. I've had this pattern for about two years. For once I didn't have to redo the whole pattern. Most of the time I have to make several adjustements to the patterns to fit me but this time the fit is perfrect and the cherry on the top ... the seam allowances are included. Well done Eléonore!

Le fameux Datura de Deer and Doe enfin terminé ... cet été! Ce patron est génial, absoluement rien à dire. Je ne sais pas pourquoi je n'ai pas fait une avant. Ça fait presque 2 ans que j'ai cette patron. Il taille très bien et les marges de coutures sont compris. C'est très rare que je trouve des patrons qui me vont. Bravo Eléonore

Font / Devant
Back /Dos

Pattern : Datura by Deer and Doe
Fabric : Liberty Pepper  from Tissus en Liberté and Batiste de Cotton from Anna Ka Bazaar

mardi 15 septembre 2015

Winter is coming! Part 2 : Coler Mitts

Hot off my needles ... Coler Mits by Stephen West. I just love them.

Pattern : Coler by Stephen West available on Ravelry
Yarn : Dulcimer DK from l'OisiveThé

lundi 14 septembre 2015

Winter is coming! Part1 : Tiny Tea Leaves

Summer has come and almost gone and now it's time to think about your winter knitting. The Tiny Tea Leaves cardigan is a very easy knit and accessible to beginners. If you are considering knitting your first top down seamless knit, this pattern is for you. It also exists in an adult version. I made one many moons ago.

I finished this one in December and it still fits my daughter. What I like about this pattern is its top down construction which makes it easy to lengthen the cardigan as the kids grow. If anyone has a few grams of Madelinetosh DK in Flashdane left, I'm interested because we might have to lengthen the sleeves a bit so that she can continue wearing it this winter.
 L'été est presque terminé et il est maintenant temps de penser à vos projets de tricots pour l'hiver. Le Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan est un très facile à tricoter et accessible aux débutants. Si vous avez envie de vous lancez dans le tricot "top-down" sans couture,  ce modèle est pour vous. Il existe aussi dans une version adulte.

J'ai terminé ce gilet en décembre et il va toujours à ma fille. Ce que j'aime de ce modèle est sa construction "top-down" qui est très pratique car les enfants grandisse vite et avec ce genre de construction c'est très pratique pour rallonger les manches et corps du gilet. Si quelqu'un a quelques grammes de Madelinetosh DK Flashdane, je suis intéressé parce que je vais peut être devoir rallonger un peu les manches pour cette hiver.

Pattern : Tiny tea leaves
Yarn : Madelinetosh DK in Flashdance